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New Django Blog is Finished!

Wooo! How exciting! This is the first post I'm making on the new Django-based blogging engine I've been writing. With this, I think the main overhaul is just about finished.

This has been a project I've been working on since... *checks git logs*

...a really long time ago.

Now I know, I've gone and reinvented the wheel, and that's a cardinal sin for a programmer. I did have my reasons, however.

I've never written anything significant in Django or Python, and needed a common ground kind of project to get used to the syntax. Blogs are pretty straight forward in operation, and happen to cover a lot of the common programming tasks I've encountered with PHP. Output escaping, input filtering, basic database operations and relations, and other common conventions show up a lot in a blog.

Besides, I've created every other aspect of this site from scratch. FragDev has become my playground to try out new technologies, languages, and methods. I'll be damned if I don't take advantage of it.

For anyone who's interested, here's a quick rundown of what's under the hood:

Next project is going to be exporting all of my previous posts from my old LifeType blog (backed up, but long ago taken down) and importing them here.

Tags: housekeeping python django css

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